POLITICAL: “Disabled” America

Tuesday, June 24, 2014


11,004,507: Disability Beneficiaries Top 11 Million for First Time
June 20, 2014 – 4:04 PM

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The number of Americans receiving disability benefits continues to exceed the populations of Greece, Tunisia and Portugal and is drawing closer to Cuba, whose population of 11,047,251 (as reported by the CIA) is just 42,477 more than the 11,004,507 Americans receiving disability benefits.

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I have read that once someone goes on disability, they never come off.

And, is this substitute for lifetime unemployment.

How does one differentiate between “the truly needed” and the moochers?

Really, all charity must be private.


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How are the poor best aided? After a thirty year governmental “War on Poverty” failed to reduce poverty in America, a consensus developed that the centralized entitlement approach of the federal government created more problems than it solved. Consequently, in 1996 welfare reform and its “Charitable Choice” provision paved the way for more involvement by the private sector, especially by faith-based institutions, in helping the poor make the transition from welfare to work. The welfare reform law of 1996 was a first step away from direct federal control of help to the poor and toward private sector solutions-but it was only a first step. The Acton Institute envisions a revivified civil society that is energetically involved in transforming the lives of the poor with a minimum of government intervention.

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It’s a hard topic, but if the economy was booming, it wouldn’t as big an issue.

And the economy isn’t going to boom until the Gooferment is cut down to the bones.

Minimum wage, high taxation, and over regulation!

Then maybe the “little people” would have a chance.

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